Top 10 Champagne brands
As the battle for Champagne supremacy continues, we round up the region’s top 10 leading brands by volume.
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A man’s beer belly was the star of a recent maternity photo shoot after his pregnant wife refused to take part, raising many a smile across the web.
The Australian Taxation Office has warned the wine industry not to abuse the system by unfairly claiming hundreds of thousands of tax rebates each year.
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Morrisons has become the first UK retailer to stop selling cans with more than four units of alcohol in a single serve.
A trio of female beer experts have teamed up to launch Beer Day Britain – set to become an annual celebration of the British beer industry.
A US brewery has relaunched what could be one of the world’s most unusual beers to date – a chocolate lobster ale.
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The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 has held steady for the past few weeks and July is set to be one of the strongest months of trading this year – are things finally looking up for the fine wine market?
Lidl has insisted that its move into higher priced wines does not undermine the European discount retailer’s budget-friendly reputation.
A new UK-based wine merchant is attracting international customers by basing its business entirely on sales of mature wine.
Singapore-based online platform, Winefamily, has secured the support of Corney & Barrow and is now offering over 70 of the merchant’s wines through the site.
Destocking in China continued to impact Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in the second half of 2014, which has posted a 15% drop in profits in its wine and spirits portfolio.
While Bolly lollies sound like something made up by Edina and Patsy of Absolutely Fabulous to see them through the summer, the world’s first Champagne ice lolly has gone on sale in the UK.
Moët & Chandon has opened its new Champagne bar at the Royal Albert Hall.
Prosecco sales in the UK are continuing to surge ahead of Champagne with year on year sales up nearly 70% at both Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.
Olivier Krug has admitted that LVMH-owned Champagne house Krug is not striving for consistency in style.
A European labelling company has launched in the UK providing a “game-changing” online service.
Norbert Dentressangle is providing fast-growing St Austell Brewery with a distribution platform, supporting the company’s continued expansion.
Tata Global Beverages has awarded a three year contract to Norbert Dentressangle for the UK storage and distribution of Tetley teas.